Unipol and Homestay at the University of Leeds


Over the last 3 years Unipol has been working closely with the Language Centre to support new international students in finding accommodation. For the past 18 months Unipol has taken a more active role in supporting the Language Centre with their Homestay Programme to include introducing a new Homestay Code of Standards under which over 30 Homestay hosts are now fully accredited. 

This extends Unipol’s relationship with the University of Leeds into an area of particular importance for both organisations: that of international students, and plays on Unipol’s existing expertise on managing and improving standards. 

This also allows Unipol to offer more short-term accommodation options for students in the city.


Homestay Families Needed

  • Do you have a spare room?
  • Do you live within 40 minutes travel time of the University of Leeds?
  • Are you a warm, caring and sociable family who enjoys meeting new people?

Being a homestay host is a rewarding experience which involves taking care of an international student living in your home. You are not only providing them with a bed, food, and place to study but you are also providing guidance and an insight into life in the UK. 

Whilst we do expect homestay hosts to fully engage with their student, it is a commitment which can fit around your work and family life.

It’s also a great way to earn some extra income. We pay £23 per student per night, and you would provide breakfast and dinner on weekdays, and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the weekend.

The periods of each homestay vary from three weeks to six months.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact Jodie Driver, Homestay Co-ordinator, 0113 205 3447.